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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Rachel Wamser-Nanney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychology

Dr. Rachel Wamser-Nanney received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri–St. Louis in 2012. She completed her internship at Tulane University School of Medicine–Infant Mental Health Track. Dr. Wamser-Nanney then completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan, Trauma and Grief Center for Youth.

Dr. Wamser-Nanney's research interests include a range of topics related to traumatic stress including the following:

  1. developing, implementing, and disseminating trauma-focused interventions
  2. complex trauma
  3. gun violence
  4. co-occurring grief and trauma exposure
  5. the cognitive and neurobiological phenotypes associated with trauma exposure

She has clinical expertise in treatments for anxiety, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with infants, children, families, and adults. Dr. Wamser-Nanney is a research and clinical supervisor. She will be accepting new students for the Fall 2020. 


Rachel Wamser-Nanney


(314) 516-7335


312 Stadler Hall


THRIVE Laboratory